Do you have any innovative project ideas that could benefit VTrans? This year, the Vermont State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) is focusing on projects that address:
Climate adaptation strategies that bolster the resilience of our infrastructure
Ways to increase the involvement of underserved communities in the transportation decision-making process
You have the opportunity to secure up to $100,000 in Federal funding for your project by submitting a STIC Incentive Award Application. The STIC Incentive program supports or offsets the costs of standardizing innovative practices. Projects should have an AOT Champion and applicants should suggest sources for a 20 percent match.
Applications will be reviewed by the STIC Executive Team, who will base their award selections on a project's alignment and fit with VTrans and FHWA goals and priorities. Visit the VTrans STIC website for more information and the application.
We are pleased to announce that the VTrans Research Section had five external research project submissions this year with AOT Champions who prepared research problem statements. These projects, with the AOT Champions and their Sections in parentheses, include:
Vermont Smart Growth, VMT and GHG Research
(Matthew Arancio, Planning)
Developing a Statistically Valid Current State Modulus for Stabilized Reclaim Layers
(Callie Ewald, Geotechnical)
Enhancing Phosphorus Removal in Select Stormwater Treatment Practices by Amending the Filter Media with Drinking Water Treatment Residuals
(Jon Armstrong, Environmental Design)
Inter-Laboratory Study (ILS) of Bituminous Concrete Balanced Mix Design (BMD) Tests for Use on VTrans Projects
(Aaron Schwartz, Materials)
Developing and Implementing a Strategy for Increasing Innovation and Continuous Improvement Mindsets in the Public Sector
(Amanda Gilman-Bogie, Performance)
Our AOT Champions have been working with potential researchers in anticipation of March/April funding decisions.
AOT Research Update Presented to
Vermont Senate Transportation Committee
A short update on the AOT Research Program was presented by Research Manager Emily Parkany to the Vermont Senate Transportation Committee on February 16, 2022. You can view the presentation here. A recording of the session is available here.
Featured Projects This Quarter
Each quarter we highlight research projects and innovations happening throughout Vermont and New England.
Flood Analysis of Bridge-Stream Interactions using Two-Dimensional Modeling of Vermont River Reaches
(AOT Champion: Nick Wark, Structures)
Can 2D hydraulic modeling help address stakeholder concerns about the potential impacts of bridge projects?